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Springfield Clinic Selects Information Builders BI Solution

3 April, 2013

Springfield Clinic Selects Information Builders BI Solution

Regional Healthcare Provider Uses Information Builders Intelligence and Integration Solutions to Improve Internal Reporting

New York, NY, April 03, 2013

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Springfield Clinic, one of the largest private multi-specialty clinics in Illinois,has selected the Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform to provide better services to its members and partners. Springfield Clinic is using WebFOCUS to deliver current insight to clinicians and administrators while enhancing its data sharing capabilities.

As Springfield Clinic’s integrated, multi-specialty care model became more popular among patients, physicians, and other providers in the area, administrators faced a series of data management challenges. IT professionals wrestled with silos of data that were difficult to link together. These data management challenges were magnified as Springfield Clinic prepared to share more clinical and administrative information electronically throughout its health network.

Previously, Springfield Clinic used Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. They found it to have significant limitations. IT leaders decided to acquire an enterprise-caliber BI system that would make information delivery, reporting, and data sharing more seamless. They evaluated BI tools from several vendors before selecting WebFOCUS. Springfield Clinic liked the power and ease with which WebFOCUS could combine data from multiple sources. In addition, the WebFOCUS GUI development environment, guided ad hoc reporting templates, and InfoAssist end-user reporting tools made it easy to build a wide variety of new reports.

WebFOCUS Active Technologies provide portable analytics to mobile users by delivering pre-selected data to any browser-capable device, complete with query and drill-down capabilities. Information Builders’ Mobile BI platform fully exploits the native capabilities of today’s most popular mobile appliances, allowing users to access and analyze information from any smartphone (BlackBerry, iPhone, Android) or tablet (iPad). To improve performance, Springfield Clinic also purchased WebFOCUS Hyperstage, an in-memory analytic solution that speeds up reporting and analysis activities while minimizing performance tuning and maintenance. This cost-effective solution allowed Springfield Clinic to avoid purchasing a data warehouse appliance, significantly lowering the total cost of ownership.

“With new industry regulations and increasing competitive pressures, healthcare providers need to share data effectively with partners and position themselves to participate in state-run Healthcare Information Exchanges,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO at Information Builders. “Springfield Clinic is using BI technology to improve the patient experience and lay a foundation for meeting state and federal regulatory requirements.”

About Springfield Clinic

Springfield Clinic is a progressive, physician-led, multi-specialty medical group devoted to providing the highest quality healthcare to its patients. With more than 375 physicians and mid-level providers, practicing in nearly 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic serves a population of nearly one million patients throughout the central Illinois region. As one of the largest private, multi-specialty medical clinics in Illinois, Springfield Clinic currently employs more than 2,000 clinical and administrative staff members who are committed to leadership in quality, service, and technology. For more information, go to

About Information Builders

Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That’s why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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